Aileen Lee

Founder, Cowboy VC

Aileen Lee is founder of Cowboy Ventures, a digital seed-stage focused fund founded in 2012. Cowboy is the backer of companies including Brit & Co, JoyRide, Kease, NuOrder, nWay, StyleSeat, and True & Co.

She has also been at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers since 1999, where she helped back companies such as Bloom Energy, Blue Nile (NASDAQ: Nile), Callaway Digital Arts, Friendster (acquired by MOL Global), Good Technology (acquired by MOT), One Kings Lane, Plum District, Rent the Runway, ShopKick, Tellme (Acquired by MSFT), and Zazzle. She was also founding CEO of RMG Networks (formerly Danoo), the leading digital out-of-home media network backed by KPCB and DAG.

Prior to joining KPCB, Aileen worked at Gap Inc. in various operating roles. She has a Bachelor of Science from MIT and an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. She is also a mom of 3 plus a rowdy young dog, and the wife of a seed-stage entrepreneur/technologist.

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